citalopram

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i`m 40 mg pf citalopram and i feel like my body is such in pain ,feeling very sick with those medication but my new specialist is taking me off them ,how bad will it be for the withdrawals,can some one tell me whta i can do to go thru this alone

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    i wouldnt just stop taking them without slowly reducing them the withdrawals will be nasty i was taking 10mg and just stop altogether for tree days and that was shocking so i started again.
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      the doctors are taking me off gradually, i should of never got on those meds ,they are making me feel very sick and tired all the time.
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      hate going thru the widrawals on my own my bf does not understand what i`m going thru
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      hi i have been there with my ex girlfriend its hard for people to see the nastyness unless they have been there themselves.
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    Some people find 40mg way too high for them and find settling at 20mg suits them better.  How long have you been on them?

    Yes you must withdraw from these slowly ....... and that means over many, many months.  Too quick and it'll make you quite ill.  You're specialist should help guide you.  I spent a year coming off 20mg (my choice this long) and did it by 5mg at a time spending around 1-2 months on each reduction.  That way I had no withdrawal.

    These meds are good and a high dose doesn't mean you'll get better any quicker than a lower dose.

    K xx

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    It all depends how long you have been on this drug, everyone is different, and withdrawal could be different in your situation

    However I can not understand your pain on this medication, only a gippy tummy may be a problem, depending on your dose of medication.

    You may be given assistance and help in withdrawal of drug, or your GP may keep an eye on you on a regular basis. You never know as you come off the drug you may find a reduced dose may help your condition. Watch this space

    BOB

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    Hi Patricia,

    Your post has been answered although reading through I would strongly advise taking katecogs advice.

    There is nothing better than experience and freely shared.

    All the Best,

    David

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